Chapoutier Cotes du Rhone Belleruche Rouge 2010

Rhone Red Blends from Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France

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Item No. 116232
  • red wine
  • RP88
  • WS88
  • W&S88
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

Chapoutier Belleruche Rouge is a great introduction to one of the world's most celebrated wine appellations: the Côtes-du-Rhône region. This wine is garnet red in color. On the nose, aromas of red fruits, mainly morello cherries, and spices, like licorice and grey pepper. This wine has a great structure with firm and silky tannins.

Critical Acclaim

"fresh, racy style, showing textbook red currant, cherry and plum flavors, laced with lavender and hot stone notes that keep the finish nicely grippy and focused."
88 Points

"The dark ruby-colored 2010 Cotes du Rhone Belleruche (primarily Grenache) exhibits delicious red and black currant fruit with sweet cherries in the background. It possesses a nice crunchiness as well as good focus and precision because of the vintage's acidity and freshness."
88 Points

"This coats the mouth in a robe of purple flavor, velvety and dark. There's a hint of mint to enliven it. A hedonistic, by-the-glass pour. Best Buy."
88 Points

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Rating:
(12/5/2012)
Style: Earthy & Spicy
I could drink this every night. If you like red Rhones, I recommend you give this a try.
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Learn About Chapoutier Map ItMap It

No name is more closely associated with the greatness of the Rhone valley than M. Chapoutier. The history of the Chapoutier family stretches back to the early nineteenth century when current owner Michel Chapoutier"s great-, great-, great-grandfather Marius purchased an estate and some vineyards in the now famous village of Tain l"Hermitage in the Northern Rhone Valley. Marius...

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Learn About Cotes du Rhone

A Cote of Many Grapes The appellation of Cotes du Rhone encompasses much of the land of the area, not to mention much of the wine - over two-thirds of the wine produced here is of the Cotes-du-Rhone appellation. Wines here need only be from the Cotes de Rhone geographic area (which is fairly large) and consist of one or more of the 22 varieties permitted. Being such a wide...

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Learn About Rhone Red Blends

The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

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